Annotated Bibliography

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Research Question:

What are the primary ways of decreasing recidivism in the women offender population?

This research question aims at discussing various methods that can be used to curb recidivism in women offender population. It is an area of research that has a lot to gather and comprehend in a study. Some of the current programs used include prison entrepreneurship program (PEP), community bridges fact teams as well as 4 safer foundations. These programs have proved to help in solving the problem of recidivism in the society. I believe that there a better society can be created when recidivism is reduced.

After researching (based on the above research question), narrow your list of sources to seven and proceed with writing the annotated bibliography. Include a properly formatted citation. Please refer to the MLA Formatting and Style Guide for various “works cited” formatting examples. Your annotation should include the following elements:

  1. The source's authority of the topic.
  2. A brief description/summary of the source.
  3. A short analysis of the source which may include:
    1. The possible relationship to other sources (if applicable)
    2. Any biases noted
    3. Any significant features of the source
  4. The intended audience.
  5. Your brief opinion of the source.
  6. Your search strategy

Only scholarly peer reviewed sources.

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Final Answer


Surname 1
Annotated Bibliographies
Bales, William D., and Daniel P. Mears. "Inmate social ties and the transition to society: Does
visitation reduce recidivism." Journal of research in crime and delinquency 45.3 (2008): 287321.
This source is mainly concerned with enhancing a successful transition of female
offenders from prison environments into the society. Often, offenders would usually have a
social stigma of some kind that might make them fall to criminal activities. Successful transition
into society means that there should be enough time spent with an inmate to ensure that there is a
successful transition into society. Inmate visitation is neglected but would significantly reduce
the issue of relativism. The source used data from the Florida Department of Corrections and
tested the different hypothesis that is how visitation affects the race and even the age of female
inmates which are the intended audiences, (Bales page 300). My opinions on this on this are that
the results of the findings indicated the function of visitation in reducing recidivism. Visitation is
used as a means of engaging female inmate with the society and thus averting any feeling of
dissatisfaction which is a consequence of societal withdrawal which might be a motivation for
participating in a criminal behavior once again after conviction as my search strategy.
Christine E. Grella, Ph.D and Luz Rodriguez. “Motivation for Treatment among Women
Offenders in Prison-Based Treatment and longitudinal Outcomes among Those Who Participate

Surname 2
in Community Aftercare”.2011. Retrieved From: https:// www.ncbi.nlm /articles/P
The emphasis here is the different factors that might enhance in motivation in the lives of
female offenders. Female offenders are different from male offenders, and this is primarily
because as compared to male offenders, a significant percentage of females commit less severe
criminal activities, (Christine page 190). Female offenders are the intended audiences.
Motivations that have been enlisted in the source includes how it is possible to determine how to
address the different issues that affect the females, for instance, they might be undergoing
various kinds of mental problems like depression, would result into female being unable to
engage in constructive a...

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